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issues are. in terms of the work both supervisor campus and cohen talk about working in tandem with the hud audit, in some of the findings to inform this process as opposed to duplicating this. i imagine it going to this risk assessment that we could narrow the focus with intention not to duplicate some of the work done by hud, correct? >> correct. >> chair: supervisor campos? >> supervisor campos: thank you for your comments supervisor cohen. it is important to take all those points into consideration. we welcome any additional feedback not only for members of this committee but also from members of the board. other members of the board. i wanted to get a better sense sort of what it means to work in tandem with hud for instance. one of the items that we have this compliance with applicable laws, federal, state, local. i imagine that would mean that hud is focusing on how federal law is being followed. and that for you to focus would be more than what is happening with local compliance. is that how it would work? >> anything specific to hud, the governing agency, we would l
) >> part of district 10, supervisor cohen's district. (applause) ♪ >> certainly i'm weeding in front of my house, wait for people to show up with check. [laughter] >> get ready for that, deposit with my phone there. next is an award that i think, you know, ironically it's become one of those buzz awards for nen awards. i'll be walking down the street and have someone come up and get in my face, we're going to come back neighborhood of the year, you watch. come back neighbor of the year, it's that bcs of the nen awards. and it's my honor to introduce someone who to drone deuce this award, many of you much in the southern part of the city especially have worked side by side with and do amazing things in your neighborhood, especially along merchant corridors. that's chrisy atano of the economic work force development. (applause) >> we're at the homestretch for awards. so, i've had the distinct pleasure of being able to work with many of the residents of the portola and got corrected many times how to pronounce that name. so, i am also a resident of silver terrace. it's been such a pleasure to
for the eastern neighborhood citizens advisory committee. i would like to thank supervisor cohen for her confidence in me and appreciate the chance to be with you to highlight a few of my qualifications. i have been a resident of homeowner in district 10 for seven years, a resident of the bay area for 12 years; like many transplant i have fallen in love with our city and have become an active member of our community by becoming engage in political matters in volunteering my time to support good causes. i worked in the clinton white house for three years working presidential personnel and making recommendations on, yes, political appointment in his administration. i have a decent understanding of the political process and the appointment process to be sure. my career in the bay area has been and is the development primarily in large companies now with ernst & young. i also started a food truck with friends. and i chose local vendors to support our local economy. as a district 10 to this and i committed my time to community involvement as well as an advisory committee member with the mis
or comments? >> chair: supervisor cohen? >> supervisor cohen: thank you for the presentation. i'm going to thank you and the front side for your thoughtful -- the amount of energy that is going to carry through this management audit. thank you very much for raising to our attention the importance of the responsibility that we have to ensure that we are providing safe, and habitable housing for people in san francisco, and a supervisor that represents four other cities largest public housing development i know well the challenges the housing authority and residents face. i left an hour and a half meeting with residents over at alice griffith; we deal with many of the challenges on a daily basis. not a day goes by when my staff or i are contacted or personally affected -- when i consider that i have family members that stay in these developments, or when i received complaints about maintenance, and on a positive note, good news when we receive grants from the federal government to help with the sf rebuild. two weeks ago i attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony when the mayor, i am whole
to the government oversight audit committee. my name is carmen chu. with supervisors cohen and campus. mdm. clerk we have announcements? >> clerk calonsag: turn off all electronic devices; submit cards for any speakers. each member will be allotted the same number of minutes to speak in each item. items will appear on the february 5 supervisor meeting. >> would you call item 1. >> clerk calonsag: ordinance amending the san francisco administrative code by adding sections 6.22 q and 6.42 f to require a public works contractors to pay subcontractors. >> chair: this is an item that we have been working on for quite some time. catie chang in my office among other folks and contractors have been working on ways to improve the way that we do business. one of the areas is reducing withholdings to make sure we are not the bottleneck for many of the local businesses and many small businesses and also what we can do to improve the issue of prompt payment. especially during the past few years the idea of how it is the city processes payment and get them back out to contractors is an important issue for
wilson-cohen teaches women how to shoot. and the idea of an assault weapons ban worries her. >> i'm very concerned and i think we are teetering on losing our rights. >> reporter: she says about 90% of her female clients buy guns to boost their confidence levels and for self-protection. >> we have females that are out there saying "we need to ban guns," but we don't really have somebody at the table that represents women saying why we do need them. >> reporter: one of her students, jennifer wisner, struggled for months before she made the decision to buy a gun. >> to have people put limitations on what you can do after you've given it so much thought, it's kind of sad. >> reporter: she purchased a smith & wesson pistol two months ago. >> as a woman you're not expected to own a gun. you know, for me, you give it some thought. you know, can you shoot the gun? do you want to shoot the gun? if you had to, could you? you really think about it before you ever go and do it. >> reporter: in the wake of the newtown shooting, both women say they support the call for universal background checks for
're number two and the mayor vis-a-vis supervisor cohen is introducing two pieces of legislation will tighten up laws above what california has in san francisco. >> it's going into specifics around that and there are unique aspects of san francisco law people might not be aware of so let's getting an idea of what the requirements are, what the law is, and after that what the policies and practices of the department are in general in dealing with gun violence. >> i had a brief conversation with deputy chief beale railroading that. >> and just. >> >> just to be clear we have the presentation for kudo next week. oh do we -- >> only four. >> that is fine. that's i -- a quorum. thank you. >> i should ask for public comment and what we add to that. energy none public comment is closed. we're actually missing doctor marshall for four. let's go to line item five and move back to four. >> line item five and recommend that the board of supervisors adopt a resolution retroactively approving the agreement between the san francisco police department and the house house for the police department to prov
by supervisor cohen. next item. >> item 3 citizens advisory committee report. an information item. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> i have a report. i have a quick report from the december 5 meeting of the cac. at this time we have reviewed and passed action items 5 through 9 from the december 4 plans and programs agenda. the first cac meeting of 2013 will be on wednesday, jan. 23rd. at this meeting we will vote for the chair and vice chair. for the up coming year. thank you. >> thank you very much for your presentation. if there are no comments or questions we can go on the public comment. public comment is now open. no one comes forward. we will close public comment. our next item. >> number four recommend allocation -- prop k funds, to the seven san francisco transportation committee (reading from agenda) an action item. >> i wanted to take the opportunity to welcome our new commissioner breed to the authority board and congratulations and we look forward to working with you. i will also introduce ben supka and courtney aguirre our staff to give a report on this item a group
't cancel that project. can you work with us? michael cohen phoned me up the next day. can we cut $40 million out of this project? it was one person more responsible than any others, it's tony irons, was the architect that was responsible for the revitalization of city hall who came to my office and said, we cannot abandon this. we can't walk away from this project. we have an opportunity to really take a lot of our values and principles, particularly raising the bar as we did as a city on our green building standards, mandating the most aggressive green building standards for private construction anywhere in the united states. and showcasing them in this new building. >> the city for the sfpuc, it was critical that the building stay as a lead building. the easiest thing to do to cut out millions of dollars, let's just go from lead platinum to lead gold. but that wasn't the objective. this needed to be the best example of energy conservation of any office building in the united states. >> we became involved in the san francisco public utilities headquarter project during the time when
to discuss this here today. brian cohen is here on the set with us. he's the chairman of new york angels a group that has invested more than $50 million in 70 early stage technology companies and the ceo of a launch dot public relations platform and guy okay with a guy kawaski and author of 12 books. good to see you guys. so, brian, you sitting on the set, we're both watching this story and just shaking our heads when she said that one-third, one-third, one-third. her adviser said it keep 51%. it's as easy as that, right? >> no, it's not. it really depends on the kind of business it is. i'm unusual because i married my partner and the best part of that is that she challenged me all the time and she was 50% and i was 50%. but we both went into it with that absolute trust. and that relationship that we had between us of challenging each other isn't normal in most business relationships as partners because they are always trying to figure each other out. i think the nature of the success of a great partnership is when you go into with it a rigor, a rigor you want to challenge each other. a
's bring in panel defense panel. lisa cohen. fox news legal analyst. this is all the work of mayor bloomberg. also known as nanny bloomberg. he loves to tell everybody what to do. what to eat and drink because is he smarter than everybody else. has he now crossed the line. 16-ounce sugary drink is banned? >> i mean, there is really no link between the soft drink -- let's say that soft drinks. there is lots of other drinks that are sugary but aren't banned. talking about sodas. what about vitamin drinks? there is so much flaw in the ban to begin with. it really doesn't rise to the level of legitimacy for it actually to hold water. >> gregg: this law when you look at it appears to be as fickle and fictitious. for example it doesn't include grocery stores. it doesn't include convenience stores. mercedes pointed out 7/11 home of the big gup is not included. unsweetened juice, milk braced drinks. doesn't the law demand fairness in equity? >> can i see what those points, why there is a disparity between the small businesses and the larger 7/11s. if someone doesn't want to buy it. if the
. >> reporter: new york university law school professor jerome cohen is an expert on china and a long-time friend of ai wei wei. >> i was surprised at his political activism. i worried about him. very dangerous. >> reporter: he says what really enraged the chinese government was that after the 2008 serb want earthquake that killd more than 85,000 people, ai wei wei began investigating shoddy construction. as shown in this recent documentary, he was beaten by police and had to be hospitalized. then in 2011, he was imprisoned for 81 days on allegedly trumped-up tax charges. >> reporter: he was finally released after a worldwide outcry. >> i cannot see anything. reporter: is he sort of a perpetual thorn in the side of the chinese government? >> that is an understatement. they've never seen anyone like him. normally they just lock somebody up and throw away the key. but they're afraid to do that with ai wei wei. >> reporter: though our cbs news beijing bureau was able to speak to ai wei wei this past week, he lives under constant surveillance and was not allowed to travel to the u.s. for
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